Republican Relief Plan Faces Scrutiny

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The "HEALS" Act cuts unemployment benefits and includes millions for non-coronavirus items, including a new FBI headquarters.

(NBC News)  A new coronavirus relief plan presented by Republicans Monday is facing scrutiny.

The “HEALS” Act would drop the unemployment bonus from $600 to $200 dollars a week.

It provides $1200 payments to Americans and billions for testing, schools, rental assistance and back-to-work grants.

There’s also $6 billion to distribute a coronavirus vaccine, although all vaccine candidates are still in the testing phase and at least several months away from approval.

The bill also includes millions for non-coronavirus items, including a new FBI headquarters.  

Read more: https://nbcnews.to/3hGErRk

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